Jawaharlal Nehru was an Indian revolutionary and the first Prime Minister of independent India. He collaborated with great nationalist leaders to demand independence from the British rule. He participated actively in uniting the suffering masses for the nationalist movement for freedom. He became the General Secretary of the Congress and with Gandhi as his mentor he became the face of many revolutionary movements. He was imprisoned many times for these movements and was tortured to assure Independence to India. His contributions made him the First Prime Minister of India. He worked very hard to develop the country and assure democracy and equality to the citizens. He laid the stepping stones of various fields including education and defense. Under his rule, Pakistan failed to capture Kashmir and the Portuguese left Goa. He was honored with the ‘Bharat Ratna Award’ which is the highest civilian honor for his significant contributions in the freedom struggle. His writings, thoughts, work, books and speeches are still followed and revered by masses. he shared his views and thoughts through his speeches, books and writings. Much of what he said or wrote became quite popular and people quote and share his thoughts on several topics quite often. Go through some of the most notable quotes by Jawaharlal Nehru, the leader who shaped India.
It is science alone that can solve the problems of hunger and poverty, of insanitation and illiteracy, of superstition and deadening custom and tradition, of vast resources running to waste, or a rich country inhabited by starving people... Who indeed could afford to ignore science today? At every turn we have to seek its aid... The future belongs to science and those who make friends with science.
Action to be effective must be directed to clearly conceived ends.
The best and noblest gifts of humanity cannot be the monopoly of a particular race or country; its scope may not be limited nor may it be regarded as the miser's hoard buried underground.
All the nations and peoples are too closely knit together today for any one of them to imagine that it can live apart. Peace has been said to be indivisible, so is freedom, so is prosperity now, and so also is disaster in this one world that can no longer be split into isolated fragments.
A language is something infinitely greater than grammar and philology. It is the poetic testament of the genius of a race and a culture, and the living embodiment of the thoughts and fancies that have moulded them
Obviously, the highest type of efficiency is that which can utilize existing material to the best advantage.
Loyal and efficient work in a great cause, even though it may not be immediately recognized, ultimately bears fruit
At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom. A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new, when an age ends, and when the soul of a nation, long suppressed, finds utterance.
Most of us seldom take the trouble to think. It is a troublesome and fatiguing process and often leads to uncomfortable conclusions. But crises and deadlocks when they occur have at least this advantage, that they force us to think.
The person who talks most of his own virtue is often the least virtuous.
Peace is not a relationship of nations. It is a condition of mind brought about by a serenity of soul. Peace is not merely the absence of war. It is also a state of mind. Lasting peace can come only to peaceful people.
A leader or a man of action in a crisis almost always acts subconsciously and then thinks of the reasons for his action.
In our society competitive capitalism has put family life and working life on a collision course.In Canada statistics show that over 70 percent of the burden of caring for children, the aged, the disabled and the sick falls on women most of whom receive no pay for these very essential tasks.Normally speaking, it may be said that the forces of capitalism, if left unchecked, tend to make the rich richer and the poor poorer and thus increase the gap between them.
Democracy and socialism are means to an end, not the end itself.
The spectacle of what is called religion, or at any rate organised religion, in India and elsewhere, has filled me with horror and I have frequently condemned it and wished to make a clean sweep of it. Almost always it seemed to stand for blind belief and reaction, dogma and bigotry, superstition, exploitation and the preservation of vested interests.
The light has gone out of our lives... Yet I am wrong, for the light that shone in this country was no ordinary light... and a thousand years later that light will still be seen in this country and the world will see it... For that light represented the living truth.